"The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself"
1 Month Streak
75 Month Streak
Sun 26th Nov at 1:00pm
This was our favourite type of mission - inside, useful, achievable and a friendly beneficiary with the right tools!
We were called upon to help assemble a reclining lazy chair for Mr M as his current one isn't quite wide enough. We were worried it might be complicated or we wouldn't have the right tools, but it was quite simple and Mr M was well equipped with an electric screwdriver and every imaginable attachment plus an extra set of Allan keys!
The most time consuming step was to screw all the legs on, after which the back and side pieces clicked in place easily and the whole job was done in 30 minutes 👍. We finished up with a bit of "quality control" of the reclining mechanism and removed all the packaging to be recycled, Mr M very happy with our help.
Mon 20th Nov at 6:30pm
We had two new runners join us last night, a BIG GG welcome to:
Give them both a woop, hola, cheer and a follow!
Both Alba and Tom enjoyed the session and said they would be back for more, so it will be great to see them again soon!
This weeks task was a great one up at Heeley City Farm where we met Julie Blacker at the office, who gave us a quick run down of the evenings activities. The task was to move big wet logs from the bottom of a field, up and out of the field and into a poly tunnel where they can be dried out and cut, ready for sale to the public, with all funds going back into on site projects.
It was slippery under foot in the field where the logs were stacked so the first job was to lay down some scaffolding for us to walk and wheel our way across with barrows full of wood. We love a good plank at GG, so this was no probs at all.
We all managed a good number of loads with minimal spillage along route. We even had time to check out all of the animals on the farm including pigmy goats and pregnant pigs!
Julie was very thankful to us all and passed on her thanks from Nigel who is normally lumbered with this job..
Until next time, happy running! :)
Sat 11th Nov at 11:00am
Maria from Common Ground community garden put out a call and we answered! A team of volunteers were rallied for a winter tidy with 2 skips to fill.
There were inside jobs, emptying a basement into one of the skips, but it was such a lovely day, we asked to be assigned to an outside job. Celine had recruited a couple of new members from work, so we were a 4 strong team. Big welcome to Alex and Tom !
Our task was to clear a path at the side of the planters, which had long since been overgrown. After what seemed like a very fast 90 minutes, we were done and dusted, all the while other volunteers milling around working on other parts of the site.
We left with thanks from Maria and we encouraged her to make another referral for the January challenge.
Mon 6th Nov at 6:30pm
Unfortunately tonights scheduled task to help our good friends at SUSTRANS had to be canceled last minute due to family matters of task owner. Family must come first and we wish them all well.
We managed to source a back up task however and headed to Park Hills secret bunker to get tooled up with litter pickers, bags and hoops for a litter pick of the area.
As it was the day after bonfire night there were plenty of used fireworks to collect and bin as well as a lot of No2 dispensers which weigh a lot!
We did a good complete circuit of Park Hill flats all collecting a decent hall before calling it a night.
We passed a lovely authentic Indian street food spot on route called 5TARA and decided to follow our run up with some delicious food which went down a treat and left us wanting to come back for more in the future!
Until next time, happy running :)